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Laurels

Best Violin
Teachers in
Austin
2019

Why These Violin Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored violin teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best violin teachers in Austin, TX.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Austin Strings

Austin Strings teaches students throughout Austin how to play violin. The family-owned company features a range of violin teachers including an instructor who has performed with the Austin Civic Orchestra for ten years and has also played in the first violin sections of the DeKalb Symphony of Georgia, the North Suburban Symphony of Lake Forest, and the Hillsdale College Community Orchestra in Michigan. Students can learn note reading, intonation, and proper practicing technique, and lessons for other instruments such as viola, cello, mandolin, bass, piano, guitar, and drums are also available. The shop personally assists students in the selection of their instrument and offers repairs and adjustments as well. Austin Strings' owner has almost 20 years of experience making as well as repairing bows and violins and has professionally played the cello for over 35 years with various ensembles and symphonies.

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Craig's Violins

Craig's Violins brings a lifetime of violin experience to Austin violin students. Potential students can check out available time slots for violin as well as viola lessons directly from the owner on Craig's Violins website, and the store can assist with locating additional teachers for violin, viola, cello, and bass as well. The owner, Craig Walker, has a background in playing, making, and restoring violins and today sells, rents, and repairs violins, violas, cellos, and upright basses. Mr. Walker has also served as a violin appraiser and consultant for the National Geographic's Americas Lost Treasure. Individuals have access to a variety of vintage violins and bows, trade-ups, new instruments and bows, handmade violins by Mr. Walker, and custom-built violins, and rental instruments are also available as well as electronic violins.

Austin, TX 78734

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Dolce Music Studio

Dolce Music Studio offers violin lessons in Georgetown. Students can enjoy four group lessons each week with a 42-inch screen for visual aids, interactive tutoring software, and the option of a private tutor for at-home practice. Students are also able to participate in duet and ensemble opportunities, and monthly enrichment courses are available such as The Dolce Fiddler, Bel Canto Madrigal, and Dolce Voce Ensemble. Children from the age of four to six can sign up for Music for Little Mozart, and families can peruse other monthly options as well as consider private lessons. Teacher bios are on the site and include Suzuki-trained instructors, a graduate of the Hartt School of Music, and a member of the Texas Music Educators’ Association. Additional instruments taught include fiddle, guitar, voice, ukulele, saxophone, oboe, French horn, and clarinet.

Georgetown, TX 78628

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McCarthy String Studio

McCarthy String Studio teaches violin to students in Austin and is backed by almost 20 years of teaching experience. Lessons take place at the Blackerby Violin Shop Studios and are available to students of all ages and levels in both Suzuki and traditional methods. Owner Kyra McCarthy received a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from the University of Oregon and is registered through Suzuki Violin Books 1-4 with the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Ms. McCarthy has enjoyed numerous violin teaching positions including as an adjunct professor with the University of Oregon Community Music Institute Suzuki Strings Program and presently at Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Students also come to the studio for viola lessons as well, and Ms. McCarthy is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and the Greater Austin Suzuki Association.

Austin, TX 78757

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Robertson String Studio

Robertson String Studio has been teaching violin in Austin for over 15 years. Private lessons of 30, 45, or 60 minutes are available for children all year via a series of 10 instructions books, and a dress rehearsal and recital take place in the spring and fall. Parents can read about the Suzuki method on the studio's website and are encouraged to be active participants in the child's learning process. Angela Robertson received her BA in Music Education as well as an Associates Degree in Commercial Music Management from the University of Texas and has performed with symphonies in Austin, Corpus Christi, and Waco. Ms. Robertson was a teacher with the string project at the University of Texas at Austin, is certified to teach music from K to 12, and has received training in Suzuki Early Childhood Music and Suzuki Books 1-10.

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Terra Nova Violins

Terra Nova Violins brings over 30 years of experience with violins to Austin violin students. Individuals can opt for private half or full-hour violin lessons in a sound-isolated and video-monitored studio, and students have included those at all levels who are looking to learn for simple enjoyment, for school, and for participation in a youth orchestra, and Terra Nova seeks to enrich students through proper education while also making the learning process fun. Individual lessons are also available for cello, bass, and viola. Clients have access to a selection of violins for sale as well as a repair shop and music books, and brands in the showroom include Nicolaus Ostler, Jay Haide, Francis Alexander, and Lothar Semmlinger. The shop provides rentals for students as well, and Terra Nova has been seen in San Antonio Express News and My San Antonio online.

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Vanessa Gordon's Music

Vanessa Gordon's Music brings over 20 years of violin experience to Dripping Springs students. The owner has always preferred the Suzuki method for its unique use of both ear training and technique and trains students for professional careers as well as to simply enjoy the art of playing the violin. Vanessa Gordon has completed Suzuki training for Books 1-4 and has also studied at workshops and continuing education courses through SAA, HOTSO, and GASA. Parents can read about the Suzuki method as well as Ms. Gordon's thoughts on Suzuki on the studio's website and should understand that the parent is an active participant in the child's learning both at lessons and while practicing at home. The teacher will also help students pick the appropriate size of violin, and piano and fiddle lessons are also available.

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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